REFEREES AND JUDGES


Kevin Barlow 7th Dan - International Referee

 

Kevin Barlow

Kevin has been practicing Karate since 1974 and has competed in many national and international tournaments in both Kata and Kumite.

A practitioner of Shukokai Karate who trains and teaches daily. Kevin has now retired from competition in order that he can manage the National Kumite Squad.

Kevin is a qualified judge, referee and Dan Grading Examiner and has also been awarded the role of a Coaching Assessment Officer.

 


John Anderson 6th Dan - National Referee

 

John Anderson

John is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and a Level 4 coach. In the past he has studied other styles e.g. Wado-Ryu, Goju-Ryu, Freestyle, TKD, Aikido, Hapkido and Kickboxing and has trained under many JKA senior instructors.

He is a Dan Grade Examiner and is renowned for his direct no nonsense approach to both Kumite and Kata, and consistently produces many champions in the Associations Scottish Championships.

John is a fully qualified National Referee and previously held the position of the Associations UK Director of Coaching.

 

 

Garry Lewis 5th Dan - National Referee

 

Garry Lewis

Garry began the art of Shukokai Karate in 1985 at the age of 17 under Sensei Ossie Rowe in the Shukokai Karate Federation, during this time he had the chance to train on numerous occasions with Sensei Eddie Daniels and Master Shigeru Kimura and won the National Championships in Kumite.

He joined the United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation in 1990, during which time he has represented the association at both Kata and Kumite.

Garry passed his Black Belt 1st Dan at the national black belt gradings under Shihan Stanhope in 1994 going on to pass his 2nd Dan in 1999, 3rd Dan in 2002, 4th Dan 2007 and his 5th Dan in 2012.. Garry is also a Level III Coach, Association Dan Grade Examiner and Association Regional Referee.

 


Fred Bateman 5th Dan - National Referee

 

Fred Bateman

Fred is 5th Dan Black Belt in Karate, 4th Dan in Matayoshi Kobudo (weapons), and a 1st Dan in Kickboxing. He has trained in Aikido, Ninjutsu and Iaido (sword art). A very experienced Martial Artist who has spent time and graded in Okinawa and Japan under the tutelage of Kaicho Takiashi Kinjo (10th Dan) and Mikio Nishiuchi (7th Dan).

Fred has competed with the UKASKO's international squad, and is the Associations former Chief Referee. He has been a well respected Kumite and Kata Referee for the English Karate Governing Body (EKGB).

 


Julius Manyoni 6th Dan - National Referee

 

Julius Manyoni

Julius Manyoni 6th Dan started Martial Arts training back in 1978 in Lau Gar Kung Fu. At University of Sussex Julius joined a Wado Ryu Karate class and found his passion for the style. Before graduating he started his own Club at Cox Lane, West Ewell and called it Epsom & Ewell Karate Club after joining UKASKO in 1987 as a brown belt now teaching Freestyle Karate. Later that year he gained his first Dan under Shihan Stanhope and Julius has never looked back.

All his Dan gradings were under Shihan Stanhope, including all his students. Julius was awarded 6th Dan by Shihan Stanhope in 20013, and has won top ten instructors award for several years.

With a series of competition successes including UKASKO National Champion 1997 and UKASKO international for several years, he was appointed UKASKO Southern Area Coach in 1992 and position he held for 5years and then re- appointed in 2009.

 


Steve Langbridge 5th Dan - Regional Judge

 

Steve Langbridge

Steve started training in 1972 under Master Tatso Suzuki in Wado Ryu at the Judd Street Dojo in London until leaving London in 1980. In 1980 he joined a Shotokan club in his home town High Wycombe and a another Wado club where he continues to train today.

Gaining his 1st Dan in 1991 he took on full running of the South Bucks Karate Academy. He was awarded his 5th Dan by Shihan Stanhope in March 2012.

Steve has has this unquestionable thirst for knowledge, so has been training for 5 years in American Kenpo.

Steve is also a Level III Coach, Association Dan Grade Examiner and Association Regional Referee.

 

 

Kevin Crighton 4th Dan - National Judge

 

Kevin Crighton

Kevin began training under Sensei John Anderson in 1994, and was awarded his Black Belt 1st Dan in March 1999, followed by 2nd Dan in March 2002, and 3rd Dan in December 2005 followed by 4th Dan in March 2010.

He also passed his Level 1 Coaching qualification in March 1998, his Level 2 in November 2004, and his Level 3 in February 2010.

Kevin has competed in both club and National Championships with varying degrees of success, his highlight being part of the winning synchronised Kata Champions at the Scottish Championships in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2008, and was honoured when he took part in a Scotland v England Kata Match in 1999.

Kevin has also been invited to referee at various Inter-Club Events. During this same period, he assisted at the Scottish Championships as a Mirror Judge in the Kumite events, and a judge in Kata events. This led him to be awarded a National Judge in October 2011.

 

 

Michael Wilde 4th Dan - Regional Judge

 

Michael Wilde

Michael commenced his martial arts in Taiho-Jutsu beginning in 1972 whilst serving with the Police Force.

He then became a Police Instructor specialising in First Aid, Self Defence (Taiho-Jutsu) Conflict Management, Side Handled Baton, Quick Cuffs and CS Spray.

He began Training Shukokai Karate in 1990 under Sensei Rowe in the United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation.

Michael is currently a 4th Dan Black Belt, Level 3 Coach and Association Regional Judge.

 

 

Duwain Chase 2nd Dan - Regional Referee

 

Duwain Chase

Duwain commenced his training in Freestyle Shukokai Karate under Sensei Brian Seabright of the British Karate Federation in 1993. He later joined United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation in 1998 training in Traditional Shukokai Karate under Sensei Osmond Rowe.

Duwain has represented the United Kingdom All Styles Karate Organisation England Kumite since 2003 and gained his Black Belt 1st Dan in 2005 under Sensei Rowe.

He is currently a Black Belt 2nd Dan, Level 2 Coach and Association Regional Referee.